I didnt peek, but i saw them moving out the dead, prolly 50 bees total. Woke a couple up by blowing on them. Knocked on the hive, they were buzzing LOUDLY
High 50's should be good enough to check, not a full hive inspection (ie frame by frame), but a look under the cover,and down a few boxes (if necessary) to see where they are.It might be in the high 50's tomorrow-is that warm enough to check?
If you put your ear right on the entrance and your hearing is halfway decent you will hear bees if they are alive. You'll have to listen harder the smaller the cluster is. You don't actually NEED to knock on their front door. If you don't hear anything, look further. If they are wicked loud, look further.I have a newbie question. If I rap on the box and there is no sound are my bees likely dead?.......There is a bit of honey running out of the entrance.